“We need to take the hard-shell helmets off. We could replace them with throwback leather helmets, which everyone understands provide limited protection. But we need to eliminate the idea that I’m in a cage, you’re in a cage, and we can go at each other because we’re indestructible.”

“Removing plastic helmets would change how the game is played. But I don’t buy that it would take the toughness out of football. Rugby players don’t wear helmets, and having played with the English club Blackheath as part of my Travel Channel show, I can vouch that rugby is a tough and bloody sport,” Jones continues. “Football is a beautiful game. It’s America’s game. By tossing hard-shell helmets, we can protect players while maintaining the sport’s integrity.”

via MLive.com